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Re: Burgundy and France
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1944  Wednesday, 10 November 1999.

From:           Stanley Wells <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Nov 1999 09:42:58 -0000
Subject: 10.1913 Re: Burgundy and France
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1913 Re: Burgundy and France

An oddity relating to Burgundy is Goneril's 'There is further compliment
of leave-taking between France and him.' (end of 1. 1, same in both Q
and F) Why should Lear be complimenting France? Foakes notes 'After the
way France and Cordelia are sent packing . . . Burgundy's name might be
expected here. A matter of authorial inadvertence?' In my forthcoming
edition for the Oxford Shakespeare, based on Q, I plan to emend to
Burgundy (as Hanmer did.)

Stanley Wells

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